The Sun Devil Baseball program leads all four-year universities with six former players on the active roster of a team in Major League Baseball’s postseason.
Eric Sogard (2005-07) – Oakland Athletics
Kole Calhoun (2009-10) – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Andre Ethier (2002-03) - Los Angeles Dodgers
Ike Davis (2006-08) - Pittsburgh Pirates
Andrew Romine (2005-07) - Detroit Tigers
Ian Kinsler (2002) - Detroit Tigers
In addition, three former Sun Devils and one almost Sun Devil are part of the Kansas City Royals organization that clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 1985.
Don Wakamatsu (1982-85) – Bench Coach
Doug Henry (1983-85) – Pitching Coach
Lou Medina (1984-85) – Special Asst. to GM/Player Personnel
Eric Hosmer (signee) – First Baseman
One former Sun Devil is a member of the AL West Division Champion Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Ric Wilson (1981) – Director, Amateur Scouting
Three schools – Long Beach State, Stanford, Vanderbilt – each have five former players on the active roster of a team in the postseason.
Five schools – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Fullerton, North Carolina, Texas, TCU - each have four former players on the active roster of a team in the postseason.
Arizona, Cal, Oregon State, UCLA and USC each have two former players on active playoff rosters.
Nine different former Sun Devil student-athletes have been on the active roster of a MLB postseason team over the past two years. In 2013, five former Sun Devils played in the postseason (Ethier, Jason Kipnis, Mike Leake, Dustin Pedroia and Sogard).
Sun Devil Postseason Viewing guide
- Sogard and the A’s face off against the Royals at 5:07 pm PT on Sept. 30
- Davis and the Pirates host the Giants at 5:07 pm PT on Oct. 1
- Calhoun and the Angles host the winner of the AL Wild Card game for a five-game series Oct. 2-8
- Kinsler, Romine and the Tigers head to Baltimore for a five-game series Oct. 2-8
- Ethier and the Dodgers host the Cardinals for a five-game series Oct. 3-9